Newman Civic Fellows Award Nominations

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Newman Civic Fellows Award!

Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and support the next generation of public problem solvers (campus compact)

Nominate a student!

About the Award

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities.

Newman Civic Fellows are nominated for their demonstrated commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national exemplars of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.

The Newman Civic Fellowship includes a variety of program components, including:

  • National convening of Newman Civic Fellows
  • Regional and state gathering of Newman Fellows
  • Webinar series focused on skill development and professional learning
  • Self-assessment tool to help fellows their grown and skill development
  • Opportunities to submit conference proposal to present at Campus Compact affiliated conference
  • A local mentor
  • National recognition through Campus Compact website and media

Newman Civic Fellows Eligibility Criteria

Newman Civic Fellows Awards honor the leadership legacy of Frank Newman by recognizing community-minded student who:

  • Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
  • Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
  • Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement

Newman Civic Fellow nominees must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Nominees must be enrolled at a Campus Compact member institution (CSUN) during the spring semester.
  • Nominees must have at least one year of their education remaining
  • Nominees must plan to continue at a Campus Compact institution for the next year, such that the nominee will be enrolled in higher education for the duration of the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Nominees must commit to submit a personal statement to accompany their nomination letter
  • Nominees must commit to proving a short reflection piece (video, article or letter) to Campus Compact during their fellowship year
  • If self-nominating, a letter of nomination (support) from a campus representative (advisor, faculty, staff) must accompany the student led nomination

Nomination process is simple:

  1. Complete nominee’s information form (below)
  2. Complete and gather nomination supporting documents (nomination letter, and leadership profile,)
  3. Submit nomination and supporting documents

All submissions must be received by
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5 PM

Contact Information for Person Submitting Nomination Form

Please provide contact information for the person who is submitting the nomination:

Are you self-nominating?

Nominee's Information

Please provide the following contact information for the student that you are nominating.

Supporting Documentation

A letter of nomination should come from the person nominating the individual. Please include information about the nominee’s approach to addressing the root causes of social issues. These may include, for example, involvement in public policy reform, community organizing, community-based research, social entrepreneurism, or other efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations. Additionally, please include why you believe this person has the motivation and leadership potential to make significant contributions to public problem solving and to a network of similarly dedicated students.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx.
Please provide a brief (200 word max) abstract summarizing the Nominee Fellow’s civic leadership and recommendation; these will be used for publicity purposes and will be featured on Campus Compact’s website. Please include information central to the recommendation including the nominee’s approach to addressing the root causes of social issues and information about his/her potential for making significant contributions to public problem solving.